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McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns To Avoid Being 'Distraction'  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:27:00 -0400
There's an investigation into a payoff scheme before the 2012 presidential caucuses in Iowa. Jesse Benton says suggestions of his involvement are inaccurate and politically motivated. 
Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Restrictions  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:10:00 -0400
Regulations passed in Texas, which affected clinics that perform abortions there, have been blocked by a federal judge, on the grounds that they unconstitutionally restricted access to legal abortion. 
Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:42:00 -0400
The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria. 
New Orleans Enters The Charter School Era  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:39:00 -0400
Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and swept away many of its public schools. Now, the city's largest district is unveiling a transformed school system, composed entirely of charter schools. 
'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential'  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:28:00 -0400
Many of the 2 million men serving time in the U.S. have formed their sense of manhood while incarcerated. And becoming a different kind of man isn't easy — either behind bars, or beyond them. 
Week In Politics: Ukraine And The Islamic State  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:07:09 -0400
Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. 
Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Florida Governor's Race  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:07:00 -0400
Rick Scott, Florida's GOP governor, has come under criticism for his record on the environment. Now, he's rolling out his own proposals for safeguarding the state's water and wildlife preserves. 
Fear Not The Chesapeake Bay Bridge  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:07:00 -0400
Vacationers will be flocking to Maryland's Eastern Shore this Labor Day weekend. The fastest way to get there is across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, but that's an obstacle for those afraid of bridges. Fortunately, there's a service that offers to drive their cars across the bridge while they sit in the backseat. 
Holiday Gas Prices Lowest In Four Years  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:29:00 -0400
The national average for regular is $3.45 per gallon, down from an all-time high of $3.83 per gallon over the Labor Day 2012 holiday. 
An App Can Reveal When Withdrawal Tremors Are Real  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:20:00 -0400
You probably haven't thought about whether your phone could help diagnose alcohol withdrawal. Well, it can. An app for doctors measures tremors and may help tell if someone's faking it to get drugs. 
Texas Voter ID Law Goes To Trial  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:46:00 -0400
A federal court will hear a challenge to the controversial law next week. It's an important and closely watched voting rights case that could end up before the Supreme Court. 
The Most Bizarre Bits To Come Out Of The Trial Of Virginia's Ex-Governor  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:02:00 -0400
At issue are serious allegations of corruption, but the trial has also unveiled some unfortunate details of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's personal life. 
California Lawmakers Pass 'Affirmative Consent' Sexual Assault Bill  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:19:00 -0400
The bill states that students on college campuses would need "affirmative consent" before engaging in sexual activity. Silence or a lack of resistance would not constitute consent. 
Plea To Ferguson's Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:53:00 -0400
NPR's Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership. 
Chicago's Gang Violence Limits Kids Mobility  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:02:00 -0400
Steve Inskeep talks to Steve Gates of Youth Advocate Programs, a lifelong resident of one of Chicago's most violent neighborhoods, about the changing nature and daily experience of violence there.